Author's Notes:
Written for Challenge 308: Bloom at dw100.

Summary: The Doctor takes Martha to an arid desert planet.

Martha has no idea why the Doctor’s brought her here; there’s nothing to see, just endless sand dunes in every direction, beneath a scorching sun.

The sand is too hot to walk on, so they stand just inside the TARDIS doors.

“Why’re we here? It’s hardly thrilling.”


Clouds soon start building on the horizon, rushing towards them; it’s a dramatic sight. The heavens open, rain pours down, but what happens next is worth the wait.

Plants spring up everywhere, flowers blooming as soon as the rain stops. From desert to floral paradise in less than an hour. It’s spectacular!

The End